Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 151311
tomcat5 should depend on tomcat5-webapps or provide a default test page
Last modified: 2014-12-01 18:13:27 EST
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Description of problem:
After doing "yum install tomcat5" then "/etc/init.d/tomcat5 start" tomcat5 is running. But connecting to http://localhost:8080 just returns a blank page.
It would be better to either install a default page that simply says "if you see this page, Tomcat is running" or make tomcat5 depend on tomcat5-webapps which does install a page like this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. yum install tomcat5
2. /etc/init.d/tomcat5 start
3. surf to http://localhost:8080
Actual Results: blank page
Expected Results: test page confirming that tomcat works
Workaround: "yum install tomcat5-webapps"
Yes, providing a default test page (that perhaps mention the webapps subpackage)
is an idea that I like.
But you should suggest that usptream so that J. C. fixes the jpackage.org package.
As soom as he does that I will import the fix into ours.
I suggested this idea upstream but Jason Corley was strongly against the idea:
> Absolutely not. I don't want a default test page on my server
> installs, that's what I'll be deploying. I'm a strong -1 on this
Closing as WONTFIX.